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Engelsk udsagnsord: speculate

1. speculate (om erkendelse) to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningScientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps.


Eksempler på anvendelseThey speculate that there was a traffic accident


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)conjecture, hypothecate, hypothesise, hypothesize, suppose, theorise, theorize


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termeranticipate, expect


Mere specifikke termerconstruct, develop, explicate, formulate, reconstruct, retrace

2. speculate (om kommunikation) talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal.


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Mindre specifikke termerreason


Mere specifikke termerguess, hazard, pretend, say, suppose, venture

3. speculate (om erkendelse) reflect deeply on a subject


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI mulled over the events of the afternoon.
Philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years.
The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, ponder, reflect, ruminate, think over


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s PP


Mindre specifikke termercerebrate, cogitate, think


Mere specifikke termerbethink, cogitate, consider, introspect, premeditate, puzzle, question, study, theologise, theologize, wonder

4. speculate (om forhold) invest at a risk


Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating.


Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)job


AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Mindre specifikke termercommit, invest, place, put


Mere specifikke termerbull









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